Innovation & Initiatives taken towards system improvement
Apart from the regular maintenance work, the division has taken up various innovative works for implementation of advance technologies like :
Capacitor banks have been installed at all traction sub-station of RNC -division a move towards energyconservation. In the year 2013-14, an amount of Rs. 99.35 Lakhs have been received as rebate fromJSEB for these TSSs in the Traction Energy Bills, for maintaining PF above 95%.
Introduction of Advance Technology
Thermography of Traction installations as a preventive measure to detect the hot spots in Tr-Dinstallations thermography checking by Thermal Vision Camera is being done, hence anydefects/discrepancies can be attended well before the unusual occurrences.
GPS based OLIVER-G Current collection system
In order to monitor the smooth negotiation of pantograph on contact wire and occurrences of heavyflashes during passage of pantographs, the GPS based OLIVER-G Current collection system is beingused as a preventive measure.
he OLIVER Make RT Software supplied with the unit identifiessparks in real time and save them asimages with locations as well as in video format. These images can be analyzed to recognize the type ofspark with its location.
Tan delta (Tan δ) testing
Tan delta test kit is being used for checking leakage current of bushings of power transformer, CurrentTransformer and Potential transformer.
Circuit Breaker Analyzer
In order to test the dynamic performance of circuit breakers, CB analyzer is being used in Ranchi Divisionas a condition monitoring system.
Logistic solution for overhead bunker loading in Electrified section
A special arrangement has been made at Rajrappa Washery siding by Providing 25 KV Tractionunderneath the chute of loading Bunker to facilitate passing of Electric Loco in Power on condition,loading can thus be done in EOT position.
Stagger checking and video recording of section with the help of GPS based OLIVER-G
In this system, stagger checking is being done with the help of GPS based OLIVER-G. The actual staggerand accurate location of traction masts are displayed on Laptop and also continuous video recording ofstagger of entire section is done. By this system stagger checking is being done by one person only andlater is can also be analyzed in the Depot/office.
Distribution of Handy computerized sectioning diagram to skilled artisan staff
Computerized updated OHE sectioning diagram of Ranchi Division has been prepared and copies ofcolourful printout of depot jurisdiction wise OHE sectioning diagram has been given to skilled artisanstaffs. This will enhance safety at the time of availing Power block.
Model OHE at important OHE Depot
Model OHE has been erected at major OHE Depot for field training to artisan staff. Various mock drills arebeing organized among staff for early Breakdown restoration.